Our training went extremely well. Training with me was Penna Sensei, Weinberg Sensei and Betsy Barton. We started each class singing the song O'Sensei wrote. O'Sensei helped us improve the 7 aspects of kata for each kata, and his jujitsu, kumite and kobudo sets. We had 1 typhoon during our trip, which made kata practice a challenge but fun on top of O'Sensei's house.
Our site seeing brought us to Kyan Sensei's monument, the bridge he use to train on by jumping down onto a boat below and the spot where his house once stood. We also saw Myagi Sensei and Mastumora monuments, the Chinese Garden, Nomoni Way, Seifa Utaki, Katsuren Castle Ruins and the Karate Museum. I really enjoyed taking a look at karate's past at the museum thanks to Hokama Sensei's dedication and hospitality.
My favorite part of the trip was listening to O'Sensei. He has a special way of teaching, telling stories and making you feel at
home. It is a trip all serious Shorin Ryu karate-ka must experience!